We are a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization. For our first ten years, we were under the umbrella of the Hawaii Community Foundation. Thanks to our generous Hawaii Community, we have grown to the point that in 2007 we obtained our own individual non-profit status. This helps us to get the needed equipment and training to the Fire Department more quickly and ensure they are receiving what will help them the most. We work closely with the Fire Chief to determine these needs each year.
The Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation has raised over $1 million to date, 100% of these donations have been dedicated to rescue equipment and training for the Hawaii Fire Department, including grants from the Ironman Foundation, Bank of Hawaii, Young Brothers and The Rotary Club of North Hawaii.
The Foundation was started in 1997 when the Sayres lost their son in a hiking accident and experienced first-hand the heroism and perilous nature of the work that the Hawaii Fire Department experiences on a regular basis. After the accident the Sayres discovered that much of the risk to Fire Department Personnel could have been avoided if the Fire Department had the equipment they needed.
The Sayres started the Foundation to support our exceptional Hawaii Fire Department by providing the equipment and training needed that is beyond their budget. As you are surely aware, we live in an era of cutbacks and budget constraints. Unfortunately the HFD is no exception. The Hawaii Fire Department’s budget cannot keep up with the increasing population and need on our Island for new and improved equipment and training.
Your Sponsorship helps us to pay for the administrative expenses that it takes to run the Foundation. In past years, the Sayres have paid for this themselves. But now that the Foundation has grown, and ever more people are attending the Event Dinner to support the Fire Department, we need your help.
To show our appreciation of your Sponsorship we will provide you with the following: List your Company Name on our Website Sponsor’s Page, in addition to our printed program and in our PowerPoint Presentation that runs during the dinner portion of our program. If you would like, we can also use your logo and list Contact Information for your Company.
Donate today and support the effort to help the Hawaii Fire Department to be more effective, and keep them safer by increasing their life-saving capabilities that helps us all when an emergency arises.
Mahalo Nui Loa,
Roundup at the Ranch- BBQ & Dance to Benefit the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation
sponsored by the Waiki'i Ranch Committee Members
Location: The Waiki'i Ranch Clubhouse
Kickoff will be at 6 PM and shutdown will be at 10 PM.
Profits from the event will help the Sayre Foundation provide essential equipment and training for the Hawaii Island Fire Department, including providing funding for equipment and the construction of a much-needed equipment garage for Hawaii Fire Department Volunteer Fire Company 9 Bravo.
9 Bravo, which is headquartered just off of Kawaihae Road in Waimea, supports firefighting efforts throughout the Waimea, Waiki'i Ranch, Kohala and North Kona areas.
Entertainment will be provided by Patio Productions, starring Willie-Joe Camara and Damien DeMello. Bring your dancing boots and cowboy hats!!
Come prepared to bid on wonderful live and silent auction items.
Ticket prices will be $125 per person through May 31, 2017 (increases to $130 after June 1, 2017); Seats are limited to 100 so get your tickets early!!
Laura Mallery-Sayre - The Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation